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Everyone has a story.

What’s yours?

Welcome to School for Writers where we help aspiring authors write, edit, and publish their books.

We are here to help you let go of the lies you’ve been told about whose story matters, and embrace the truth that the world needs your story now more than ever.

We’re gathering together a community of writers dedicated to helping amplify each other’s voices and support each other on the road to success.

Join us!

You are in the right place if:

You Long to See Your Book Out in the World

It’s time to get your story out of your head and into the hands of the people who need to read it. We’ve got the logistical and creative support you need to write your book and get it published.

You Dream of Being a Full-Time Writer

We adamantly believe that writers shouldn’t starve! That’s why we’re beinging you the tips and tools that have helped us to build thriving writing careers.

You Are Tired of Going at it Alone

Writing can be lonely, but it doesn’t have to be! We believe in collaboration over competition and every member of our Writers Squad is here because they want to help cheer you on through the ups and downs of the writing life.

We Can Help You

Write More

Publish More

Make More $ 

The Podcast

Featuring:

Interviews with industry experts.

Get the inside scoop from literary agents, editors, best-selling authors, full-time writers, and other experts in the fields of writing and publishing. 

Concrete tips you can implement right now.

Think of us as a more accessible alternative to the MFA and MBA. Whether you want to start a writing side-hustle, go full-time, or simply journal more, we have the creative and logistical tools to support you along your journey.

The inspiration and motivation you need to overcome writers block, ditch imposter syndrome, and thrive.

Writing can be lonely, but it doesn’t have to be. Business School for Writers is your own cheerleading squad, here for you through the ups and downs of storytellig.

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About Our Founder

A storyteller since birth, Lauren has written seven books, been featured in prominent publications like VICE and the Huffington Post, and spoken at prestigious conferences and colleges including Yale and BlogHer.

For over two decades, Lauren has coached writers and other storytellers to make more money telling better stories, working with some of the world’s most distinguished speakers and authors, including Tony Robbins.

A graduate of both film school and law school, Lauren’s goal in life is to encourage entrepreneurs to be more creative and artists to think more like entrepreneurces. 

We believe in:

Stories over silence.

Stories heal the writer, the reader, and the community around us. They build bridges and spark movements. That’s why we are dedicated to amplifying marginalized voices and encouraging you to tell your story.

Collaboration over competition.

Stories are contagious, so quite literally your success equals my success. We all benefit when more diverse voices are published and more writers are able to pursue their passions and thrive.

Tea over coffee, and tater tots over everything.

We fully believe that no problem in this world is too big to be solved over a cup of tea. And, if we had to choose, our last meal would be tater tots. Or fries with cheese. Or both. Because we’re the kind of kids who always chose “D) I want all of the above.”

On the Podcast

Ep. 53 Alternative Styles of Publishing with Roxan McDonald

Ep. 53 Alternative Styles of Publishing with Roxan McDonald

How do you feel about the different publishing options out there? Do you feel confident or intimidated? As writers and creative entrepreneurs, we are told the traditional publishing route is the way to go if you want to be taken seriously in the writing world. Want to...

Ep. 52 Creating Tension and Conflict in Your Story

Ep. 52 Creating Tension and Conflict in Your Story

Want to know the secret sauce to keep your readers engaged? In today's episode, Lauren goes over two super important ingredients your story should have if you want to keep your readers from putting your book down - tension and conflict. She starts the episode by...

Ep. 51 Parchelle Tashi on Turning Your Book Into a Course

Ep. 51 Parchelle Tashi on Turning Your Book Into a Course

Have you ever thought about turning your book into a course? Creative entrepreneur Parchelle Tashi joins Lauren on the show today to talk all things course building! But hey, not just any type of course. We're talking about a course based on your book. The type of...

Ep. 50 Best Of First 50

Ep. 50 Best Of First 50

Hey, y'all! We are at episode 50, and we couldn't be more excited! Thank you all for your support and for helping make this podcast so successful! To celebrate this giant milestone, we are bringing back your favorite episodes from season 2. From interviews to solo...

Ep. 49 Building a Niche as a Writer with Katie Treggiden

Ep. 49 Building a Niche as a Writer with Katie Treggiden

Have you ever heard of circular economies? Don't worry, we hadn't either until this episode!A circular economy aims to close the gap between the production and the natural ecosystems’ cycles – on which humans ultimately depend upon. Today's guest, Katie Treggiden...

Ep. 48 Ego vs. Armor

Ep. 48 Ego vs. Armor

Does your writing make you feel egotistical?Writer's ego is a real thing. As a writer, you may face it more than once throughout your career. However, these blocks that oftentimes keep us away from sharing our stories, are covered by something thicker. An armor that...

Ep. 47 Rest and Writing with Octavia Raheem

Ep. 47 Rest and Writing with Octavia Raheem

Hey there! Welcome back to the School For Writers podcast!We're taking a short break during August but coming back in September. In today's episode, Lauren interviews devotee of rest, Octavia Raheem. Octavia is a yoga teacher, book author, wife, and...

Ep. 46 Finding Your Unique Voice as a Writer

Ep. 46 Finding Your Unique Voice as a Writer

Have you ever been told you need to find your own solid voice as a writer? That essence that makes your writing unique and distinguishable from the rest and that your teachers talked about in your first day of creative-writing classes. In today's solo episode, Lauren...

Ep. 45 Social Media Tips for Writers with Kia Young

Ep. 45 Social Media Tips for Writers with Kia Young

Feeling overwhelmed by social media? You're not alone!Here at the School For Writers podcast, we know how stressful it can be. Choosing between reels, stories, carousels, or trying to post them all every single day is just daunting. However, creating an effective...

Ep. 44 Using Story To Build Your Brand

Ep. 44 Using Story To Build Your Brand

What is your story? When we meet someone, we are interested in learning more about them. We ask questions and listen to what they have to say. We listen to their story. And then depending on what we hear, we may become intrigued or eager to learn more.Well, the same...

Ep. 43 Exploring Pleasure Through Romance Novels with Thien-Kim Lam

Ep. 43 Exploring Pleasure Through Romance Novels with Thien-Kim Lam

Do you enjoy romance literature, sex toys, and good tropes? If the answer is YES, you are going to love this episode! Today on the show, Lauren welcomes debut author, Thien-Kim Lam to chat about all things diversity in writing, sex toys, and the importance of own...